I have been using these lozenges for years now and find that they sooth your throat and calm your cough quickly (well before the lozenge is gone). The menthol also helps open up and clear up your sinuses, which is an added bonus if you’re stuffed up. The biggest value I see in these is that they are sugar free and for me, allergen free. I have a very sensitive system and several food allergies, many of which can be hidden within other ingredients and therefore difficult to find. These are really clean in terms of ingredients and do not bother my allergies at all.